Privacy and Data Protection Manager

  • Management
  • 21/03/2023
  • Fixed Term Contract

Job Overview

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Fixed Term Contract
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Remote and/or Onsite

Job Description

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Employment Type: 12 month Fixed-Term Contract

Location: Remote work with a requirement to visit our head office in Cirencester for team meetings and collaboration days.

We are seeking a personable, empathetic problem solver, to join our Group Risk and Legal Division to assist and guide our Employees, Partners, and Clients on how we collect, store and use data.  SJP are the custodians of large amounts of personal data and this role is to ensure we continue to manage, hold and monitor our data in the right way.

Who we are Looking for:

No finance or previous experience in the sector is needed, it is very much a learn with the role opportunity, where your personal skills will be what is needed most.

We need you to be empathetic in your approach to issues and in your delivery. For example when a client has passed away. We need you to be approachable and engaging as this area effects everyone in our business. You will enjoy variety and reactive workload, where one day you are researching an email breach the next could be advising a Client on what data we hold. You will have an analytical nature and enjoy researching data and finding solutions.

  • Provide advice and guidance to the SJP Group and employees in relation to data protection and privacy and associated matters
  • Develop and maintain privacy policies and procedures consistent with local legislative requirements and wider SJP Group policies and procedures, including supporting security and privacy champions.
  • Undertake and support the completion of Data Privacy Impact Assessments (DPIA) for all new /updated projects where appropriate.
  • Review historical processing activity to identify where a DPIA is required.
  • Manage the personal data breach reporting, investigation, assessment and recording
  • Create MI reports covering agreed areas / risk indicators
  • Support with 3rd Party Due diligence in relation to Data Protection.
  • Manage the Data Processing and Risk Registers, ensuring a record is maintained of significant data processing
  • Support in conducting health checks on business process and systems to assess compliance with Data Protection and Security policies
  • Act as primary contact within SJP for Data Protection issues
  • Update and Manage the SJP Intranet to ensure all data protection and information security and content security policies, guidance notes, templates accessible by all staff.
  • Work with the communication teams to ensure any policy updates and relevant developments are communicated to employees and the wider Group.

Special Requirements:

  • A recognised qualification related to data protection is desirable but not essential as full training will be provided.
  • Able to attend our Cirencester Head office on occasion

Flexible Working

We know that everyone works best in different ways, at different times and in different environments. We value all of our employees and appreciate that everyone is different, and at different stages within their career. Recognising this, we have introduced a hybrid working policy to provide greater flexibility for part-time work, job-sharing, remote working, and flexibility on hours. Our people are encouraged to work in a flexible way that suits their lifestyle, so please ask the question and start a conversation!

Research tells us that applicants (especially those from underrepresented groups) can be put off from applying for a role if they do not meet all the criteria or have been on an extended career-break. If you think you would be a good match for this role and can demonstrate some transferable experience please apply, regardless of whether you tick every box.

Why work for us?


Our Rewards

In addition to an attractive salary and eligibility to participate in the discretionary annual bonus opportunities, you will also receive an excellent benefit package including:

Non-Contributory Pension – 10% (increasing with length of service) with further pension matching 

  • *Meaningful protection benefits with real value, such as 10X life cover, PHI, and critical illness.
  •   Best in class terms and conditions including 6 months paid maternity and paternity leave.
  •   Private Medical and Dental Insurance
  •  28 days holiday entitlement plus bank holidays (based on full-time equivalent) with the option to buy and additional up to 5 days
  •  Discretionary bonus scheme dependent on company and personal performance, varied by level

*Not applicable to fixed term contracts (standard uplift applies in lieu of the protection benefits)

Our Culture

Our culture is the glue that binds us together - It’s one of our biggest assets and one of the biggest reasons for our success. It’s underpinned by core values of doing the right thing, being the best version of ourselves and investing in long term relationships.

We want to embrace diverse backgrounds and experiences to connect with clients, solve problems and innovate. We raise our voice on the things that matter to us and drive change from the front. Contributing to our inclusive culture is vital, ensuring a space for everyone to be their authentic self, no compromises.

In all we do, we consider how our work affects the communities in which we belong. Over 96% of our group employees are involved in supporting our communities through financial education, charitable giving and volunteering. Over 80% of all our employees and Partners donate each month to our Charitable Foundation, which is now the 3rd largest corporate charity in UK.

SJP are delighted to have signed The Armed Forces Covenant, and we are active members of LGBT Great, 30% club, The Diversity Project, Disability Confident and more! Find out more:

Our Awards:

We understand it’s important to be proud of the company you work for, that’s why we’re proud to share with you some of our recent awards:

  • Wealth Manager of the Year – Growth Investor Awards 2021
  • Best Wealth Manager – Shares Awards 2021
  • Championing LGBTQ Inclusion - Financial Adviser Diversity in Finance Awards 2020
  • Top 75 Employer - Social Mobility Foundation Employer Index 2021

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